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The Medieval French Pastourelle Tradition: Poetic Motivations and Generic Transformations

Geri L. Smith

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033365
eISBN:
9780813038889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033365.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

One of the most popular genres created and performed by Medieval troubadours and trouvères was the pastourelle. Though it varied greatly in its details, the genre was dominated by the following ... More


Introduction

Geri L. Smith

in The Medieval French Pastourelle Tradition: Poetic Motivations and Generic Transformations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033365
eISBN:
9780813038889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033365.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The overarching concept that guides this discussion is that both writer and text occupy a particular place in a specific cultural context, as products of and contributors to that environment. When ... More


The Medieval French Pastourelle

Geri L. Smith

in The Medieval French Pastourelle Tradition: Poetic Motivations and Generic Transformations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033365
eISBN:
9780813038889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033365.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter presents an overview of the thirteenth-century French pastourelle's principal structuring elements and subject matter, touching upon the genre's apparent preoccupations and possible ... More


Adam de la Halle’s Jeu de Robin et Marion: Lyric Fantasy Meets Theater

Geri L. Smith

in The Medieval French Pastourelle Tradition: Poetic Motivations and Generic Transformations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033365
eISBN:
9780813038889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033365.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Adam de la Halle was one of the preeminent poet-musicians of the late thirteenth century, and generic manipulation is a hallmark of his artistic practice. That Adam chose to experiment with the ... More


Jean Froissart: Politics, Patronage, and the Chivalric Ideal

Geri L. Smith

in The Medieval French Pastourelle Tradition: Poetic Motivations and Generic Transformations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033365
eISBN:
9780813038889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033365.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Whereas Adam de la Halle shatters the lyric fantasy by forcing it to confront the concreteness of the stage, a century later, Jean Froissart inverted the process by using the pastourelle as an ... More


Christine de Pizan’s Dit de la pastoure: The Shepherdess as a Poet

Geri L. Smith

in The Medieval French Pastourelle Tradition: Poetic Motivations and Generic Transformations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033365
eISBN:
9780813038889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033365.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

In her 1403 Dit de la pastoure, Christine de Pizan turns the century-old French pastourelle inside-out. The most radical and sweeping innovation that Christine brings to bear on the pastourelle is ... More


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